The Harriman Institute at Columbia University is one of the world's leading academic institutions devoted to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. Our mission is to serve our community at the university and beyond by supporting research, instruction, and dialogue, sponsoring vibrant and multidisciplinary events that bring together our extraordinary resources of faculty, students, and alumni. We are committed to training the next generation of regional specialists to play leadership roles in setting the academic and scholarly agenda, making policy and challenging accepted truths about how we study our rapidly changing world.

Friday, March 16, 2018
Yuri Shevchuk (Lecturer in Ukrainian) was the keynote speaker at the International Mother Language Day Event, which is traditionally held at United Nations New York headquarters.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
William Persing (MARS-REERS '18) discusses a recent nationwide poll conducted by the Carnegie Moscow Center and the Levada Center that reveals Russians' paradoxical attitudes toward their country's social and economic future. Read the story on Eurasianet.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Chair of Columbia's Department of Political Science, and former Director of the Harriman Institute, discusses Russia's upcoming election with Columbia News.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Peter Zalmayev (SIPA '08) discusses the rise and fall of former Georgian President and ex-Governor of Odesa, Mikheil Saakashvili, in Al Jazeera in an article co-authored with former Harriman Research Scholar Lincoln Mitchell.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, weighs in about Russian social media interference in the Los Angeles Times.
Monday, January 29, 2018 to Friday, March 30, 2018
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)
This exhibition features selected drawings from the late 1960s and early 1970s by prominent Russian artist Eduard Gorokhovsky (1929-2004), including works produced while he was living and working in Novosibirsk and artist’s prints from his Moscow period. Exhibit hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM excluding university holidays.
Monday, March 19, 2018
1201 International Affairs Building (12th Floor, 420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a talk with Professor Patrice McMahon, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln about her new book The NGO Game: Post-C

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)

Please join the Harriman Institute, Read Russia, and the Russian Library for a talk with literary translator Robert Chandler.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)

Please join the East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a talk with journalist Paul Lendvai about his new book Orbán: Hungary's Strongman (Oxford Unive

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Deutsches Haus, 420 W 116th Street (cross street Amsterdam Ave)

Please join the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University for a screening of the documentary film The Living Fire (2014) by Ostap Kostiuk.